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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484235/extent-of-visceral-pleural-invasion-affects-prognosis-of-resected-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Ting Wang, Chengya Zhou, Qinghua Zhou
Visceral pleural invasion (VPI) has been known to be an adverse prognostic factor in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the prognostic significance of extent of VPI (PL0, PL1 and PL2) remains controversial. We conduct a meta-analysis to summarize available evidence on this topic. PubMed, EMBASE, OVID and The Cochrane Library were searched for published studies from inception to May 9, 2016. A total of 16 studies were included in meta-analysis. Our results showed that patients with PL1 or PL2 had poorer overall survival compared with PL0 (HR = 1...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465256/a-combination-of-the-probiotic-and-prebiotic-product-can-prevent-the-germination-of-clostridium-difficile-spores-and-infection
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M Rätsep, S Kõljalg, E Sepp, I Smidt, K Truusalu, E Songisepp, J Stsepetova, P Naaber, R H Mikelsaar, M Mikelsaar
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is one of the most prevalent healthcare associated infections in hospitals and nursing homes. Different approaches are used for prevention of CDI. Absence of intestinal lactobacilli and bifidobacteria has been associated with C. difficile colonization in hospitalized patients. Our aim was to test a) the susceptibility of C. difficile strains of different origin and the intestinal probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum Inducia (DSM 21379) to various antimicrobial preparations incl...
April 29, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423141/intimate-partner-violence-and-incidence-of-common-mental-disorder
#3
Marcela Franklin Salvador de Mendonça, Ana Bernarda Ludermir
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of intimate partner violence against women reported in the last 12 months and seven years with the incidence of common mental disorders. METHODS: A prospective cohort study with 390 women from 18 to 49 years, registered in the Family Health Program of the city of Recife, State of Pernambuco; from July 2013 to December 2014. The Self Reporting Questionnaire-20 (SRQ-20) assessed mental health. Intimate partner violence consists of concrete acts of psychological, physical or sexual violence that the partner inflicts on the woman...
April 10, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415642/visceral-pleural-invasion-predict-a-poor-survival-among-lung-adenocarcinoma-patients-with-tumor-size-%C3%A2-3cm
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Tianxiang Chen, Jizhuang Luo, Rui Wang, Haiyong Gu, Yu Gu, Qingyuan Huang, Yiyang Wang, Jiajie Zheng, Chang Gu, Xufeng Pan, Jun Yang, Yunhai Yang, Heng Zhao
INTRODUCTION: The impact of visceral pleural invasion (VPI) on survival remains controversial for patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study investigated the survival status of VPI among patients with lymph node-negative lung invasive adenocarcinoma smaller than 3cm. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 2537 consecutive patients with pathologic stage I lung invasive adenocarcinoma. All patients had received lobectomy and system lymph nodes resection...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397401/anaerobic-utilization-of-fe-iii-xenosiderophores-among-bacteroides-species-and-the-distinct-assimilation-of-fe-iii-ferrichrome-by-bacteroides-fragilis-within-the-genus
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Edson R Rocha, Anna S Krykunivsky
In this study, we show that Bacteroides species utilize Fe(III)-xenosiderophores as the only source of exogenous iron to support growth under iron-limiting conditions in vitro anaerobically. Bacteroides fragilis was the only species able to utilize Fe(III)-ferrichrome while Bacteroides vulgatus ATCC 8482 and Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron VPI 5482 were able to utilize both Fe(III)-enterobactin and Fe(III)-salmochelin S4 as the only source of iron in a dose-dependent manner. We have investigated the way B. fragilis assimilates Fe(III)-ferrichrome as initial model to understand the utilization of xenosiderophores in anaerobes...
April 11, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390603/velopharyngeal-insufficiency-managed-by-autologous-fat-grafting-in-patients-with-aberrant-courses-of-internal-carotid-arteries
#6
Emilie Bois, Charlotte Celerier, Kahina Belhous, Michel Maulet, Nicolas Leboulanger, Noël Garabedian, Françoise Denoyelle
INTRODUCTION: Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) is usually managed, besides speech therapy, by performing a velopharyngoplasty. An alternative approach is autologous fat grafting (AFG) of the posterior pharyngeal wall. About 5% of the population has internal carotid arteries (ICA) with an aberrant course. This anatomic variation can be responsible for surgical difficulties while when performing a velopharyngoplasty, and therefore lead surgeons to only consider a speech reeducation of VPI...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387183/periodontal-disease-and-body-weight-assessment-in-children
#7
Elizangela Partata Zuza, Laura Alves Machado Nascimento, Sabrina Luzia Caetano, Eliane Marçon Barroso, Benedicto Egbert Corrêa de Toledo, Elizabeth Pimentel Rosetti, Juliana Rico Pires
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess body weight and periodontal disease development in obese and normal weight children. METHODS: Eighty-eight 5- to 10-year-old children participated in this study. Periodontal measurements included the visible plaque index (VPI), community periodontal index (CPI), and bleeding on probing (BOP). Complete periodontal examinations were performed in some children with CPI codes three and four. Anthropometric examination consisted of body mass index (BMI, kg/m2), which was adjusted by age according to percentiles...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Dentistry for Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381372/investigation-of-the-speech-results-of-posterior-pharyngeal-wall-augmentation-with-fat-grafting-for-treatment-of-velopharyngeal-insufficiency
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Çağla Dinsever Eliküçük, Maviş Emel Kulak Kayıkcı, Fatma Esen Aydınlı, Mert Çalış, Fatma Figen Özgür, Mehtap Öztürk, Rıza Önder Günaydın
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the speech results of posterior pharyngeal wall augmentation (PPWA) with fat grafting both in the early and late postoperative period, and to clarify the impact of the procedure concomitant with speech therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective case-control study. The study involved 87 cleft palate ± cleft lip patients with velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) who has been treated with PPWA. Patients were separated into two groups according to age; the first group consisted of 49 pediatric participants between 6 and 12 years of age and the second group consisted of 38 adolescent participants between 13 and 18 years of age...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326707/-morphological-classification-and-velopharyngeal-function-analysis-of-submucous-cleft-palate-patients
#9
Yin Heng, Guo Chunli, Shi Bing, Li Yang, Li Jingtao
OBJECTIVE: To enhance the accuracy in diagnosis and management of submucous cleft palate via a thorough analysis of its anatomical and functional details. METHODS: Two hundred seventy-six submucous cleft palate cases from 2008 to 2014 were retrospectively investigated. Subgroup analysis were performed on the basis of preoperative velopharyngeal function, palatal morphology, cleft lip concurrence, and patient motives for treatment. RESULTS: Among the included cases, 96 (34...
October 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264992/crispr-cas-and-contact-dependent-secretion-systems-present-on-excisable-pathogenicity-islands-with-conserved-recombination-modules
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Megan R Carpenter, Sai S Kalburge, Joseph D Borowski, Molly C Peters, Rita R Colwell, E Fidelma Boyd
Pathogenicity islands (PAIs) are mobile integrated genetic elements that contain a diverse range of virulence factors. PAIs integrate into the host chromosome at a tRNA locus that contains their specific bacterial attachment site, attB, via integrase-mediated site-specific recombination generating attL and attR sites. We identified conserved recombination modules (integrases and att sites) previously described in choleragenic Vibrio cholerae PAIs but with novel cargo genes. Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)-associated proteins (Cas proteins) and a type VI secretion system (T6SS) gene cluster were identified at the Vibrio pathogenicity island 1 (VPI-1) insertion site in 19 V...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256095/effect-of-visceral-pleural-invasion-on-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-lymph-node-negative-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Dan Tian, Yuquan Pei, Qingfeng Zheng, Jianzhi Zhang, Shaolei Li, Xing Wang, Dongmei Lin, Yue Yang
BACKGROUND: Visceral pleural invasion (VPI) is an adverse prognostic factor in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); however, its effect in relation to tumor size remains under debate. To better understand the prognostic impact and potential consequences for staging, we examined correlations between VPI and clinicopathologic characteristics in patients with NSCLC, particularly those with lymph node negative NSCLC. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 813 cases of radically resected NSCLC treated in our institution between December 2005 and December 2011...
March 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252393/automatic-measurement-of-spine-curvature-on-3-d-ultrasound-volume-projection-image-with-phase-features
#12
Guang-Quan Zhou, Weiwei Jiang, Ka-Lee Lai, Yong-Ping Zheng
This paper presents an automated measurement of spine curvature by using prior knowledge on vertebral anatomical structures in ultrasound volume projection imaging (VPI). This method can be used in scoliosis assessment with free-hand 3-D ultrasound imaging. It is based on the extraction of bony features from VPI images using a newly proposed two-fold thresholding strategy, with information of the symmetric and asymmetric measures obtained from phase congruency. The spinous column profile is detected from the segmented bony regions, and it is further used to extract a curve representing spine profile...
February 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249942/quantifying-tumour-vascularity-in-non-luminal-breast-cancers
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Maria Ryssdal Kraby, Signe Opdahl, Lars A Akslen, Anna M Bofin
AIMS: Microvessel density (MVD), proliferating MVD (pMVD) and vascular proliferation index (VPI) are methods used to quantify tumour vascularity in histopathological sections. In this study, we assessed MVD, pMVD and VPI in non-luminal subtypes of breast cancer. Differences between subtypes were studied, and the prognostic value of each method was assessed. METHODS: All non-luminal subtypes (61 basal phenotype (BP), 60 human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) type and 30 five negative phenotype (5NP)) were selected from a series comprising 909 cases of breast cancer...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220643/extent-of-visceral-pleural-invasion-and-the-prognosis-of-surgically-resected-node-negative-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yangki Seok, Ji Yun Jeong, Eungbae Lee
BACKGROUND: Visceral pleural invasion (VPI) is generally considered a poor prognostic factor in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). VPI is defined as penetration beyond the elastic layer of visceral pleura (PL1), including the visceral pleural surface without the involvement of adjacent structures (PL2) by cancer cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of the extent of VPI on NSCLC prognosis. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 90 patients with resected node-negative NSCLC with VPI...
May 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218552/scandcleft-randomised-trials-of-primary-surgery-for-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-2-surgical-results
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Jorma Rautio, Mikael Andersen, Stig Bolund, Jyri Hukki, Hallvard Vindenes, Peter Davenport, Kjartan Arctander, Ola Larson, Anders Berggren, Frank Åbyholm, David Whitby, Alan Leonard, Jan Lilja, Erik Neovius, Anna Elander, Arja Heliövaara, Phil Eyres, Gunvor Semb
BACKGROUND: Longstanding uncertainty surrounds the selection of surgical protocols for unilateral cleft lip and palate, and randomised trials have only rarely been performed. The Scandcleft Project consists of three trials commenced in 1997 involving ten centres in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the UK. Three groups of centres tested a newly-defined common technique for palatal repair (Arm A) against their local protocols (Arms B, C, D). Arm A was familiar to most of the surgeons in Trial 1, but not to the surgeons in the other Trials...
February 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160864/inulin-type-fructan-and-infusion-of-artemisia-vulgaris-protect-the-liver-against-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-liver-injury
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Marília Locatelli Corrêa-Ferreira, Maria Helena Verdan, Francislaine Aparecida Dos Reis Lívero, Larissa Favaretto Galuppo, José Ederaldo Queiroz Telles, Maria Élida Alves Stefanello, Alexandra Acco, Carmen Lúcia de Oliveira Petkowicz
BACKGROUND: Infusions of aerial parts of Artemisia vulgaris L. (Asteraceae) are used in herbal medicine to treat several disorders, including hepatosis. PURPOSE: Evaluation of in vivo hepatoprotective effects of A. vulgaris infusion (VI) and inulin (VPI; i.e., the major polysaccharide of VI). STUDY DESIGN: The hepatoprotective effect of A. vulgaris extracts on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced hepatotoxicity and the probable mechanism involved in this protection were investigated in mice...
January 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141791/former-very-preterm-infants-show-alterations-in-plasma-amino-acid-profiles-at-a-preschool-age
#17
Anna Posod, Susanne Müller, Irena Odri Komazec, Daniel Dejaco, Ulrike Pupp Peglow, Elke Griesmaier, Sabine Scholl-Bürgi, Daniela Karall, Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer
BACKGROUND: Amino acid analysis is a valuable tool for cardiovascular risk assessment. Preterm infants display plasma amino acid changes in the newborn period. Whether these changes persist is unknown to date. The aim of this study was to assess whether former very preterm infants (VPI) show alterations in amino acid patterns indicative of an unfavorable cardiovascular risk profile at a preschool age. METHODS: From 5-7 y-old children born at term or <32 wk gestation (VPI) were included in the study...
May 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116979/long-term-incidence-of-velopharyngeal-insufficiency-and-other-sequelae-following-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
#18
Jessica A Tang, Anna M Salapatas, Lauren B Bonzelaar, Michael Friedman
Objective The aim of this study is to (1) assess incidence of long-term velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) and (2) determine other sequelae following classic and modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP and mUPPP) for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Data Sources Medline, PubMed, Cochrane Library database. Review Methods A systematic review was performed following standard Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Original research articles reporting on sequelae of UPPP and mUPPP for treatment of OSA, at a mean of 1 year follow-up, were included...
April 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112331/-detection-of-parainfluenza-virus-in-immunocompromised-and-immunocompetent-patients-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-sao-paulo-brazil
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Sheila N Parmezan, Clarice Camargo, Aripuanã Watanabe, Patricio Godoy-Martínez, Celso Granato, Nancy Bellei
Parainfluenza virus infections (PIV) were evaluated in patients with mild and severe infections through real time PCR. One thousand and sixty-seven samples were collected from subjects as follows: 233 adult renal transplanted outpatients, 129 children with congenital heart disease, 381 with adult hematopoietic stem cell patients and 324 hospitalized patients suspected of influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 infection. PIV was detected in 74 (6.9%) samples. VPI-3 was the most frequent (60.8%) and a higher risk was observed for older adults (p = 0...
October 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088400/hospitalizations-for-respiratory-syncytial-virus-and-vaccine-preventable-infections-in-the-first-2-years-after-pediatric-liver-transplant
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Amy G Feldman, Shikha S Sundaram, Brenda L Beaty, Allison Kempe
OBJECTIVES: To examine in liver transplant recipients at centers participating in the Pediatric Health Information System dataset the number of hospitalizations for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and vaccine-preventable infections (VPIs) in the first 2 years after transplantation, morbidity and mortality associated with these hospitalizations, and costs associated with these hospitalizations. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of patients <18 years of age who underwent liver transplantation at a Pediatric Health Information System center between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2012...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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